Thank you to our esteemed Advisory Panel for dedicating their time to the 2022 Canadian Law Awards!

The panel was comprised of 65 esteemed legal leaders

Thank you to our esteemed Advisory Panel for dedicating their time to the 2022 Canadian Law Awards!

On behalf of Lexpert, Canadian Lawyer and InHouse, we would like to thank our external Advisory Panel, who invested many hours reading the large volume of detailed submissions and casting their votes. PWC – The Official Ballot Accountants – also verified the score tallies.

The extensive and diverse panel of in-house and private practice judges ensures that all finalists’ submissions are scrutinized from multiple perspectives, and that true excellence, innovation, and quality are awarded.

“It is inspiring to read the many nominations and see the innovation and leadership taking place in the legal profession. Thank you for the opportunity,” said one Advisory Panel member.

“These were hard to judge, as there were so many qualified and impressive applications!” said another.

The panel was comprised of the following 65 esteemed private practice and in-house counsel leaders who dedicated their time to awarding excellence:

Dale H. Lastman, C.M., O.Ont., Goodmans LLP

Rustam Juma, Eckler Ltd.

Bindu Cudjoe, Laurentian Bank of Canada

Philippe Johnson, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Margot Spence, Destination Canada

Gerry Apostolatos, Langlois Lawyers LLP

Clifford Proudfoot, QC, Lawson Lundell LLP

Emmanuel Pressman, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Steven Zakem, Aird & Berlis LLP

Lisa Skakun, Coast Capital Savings

Lorne O'Reilly, Dow Chemical Canada ULC

Godyne Sibay, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Noralee Bradley, QC, Nutrien

Poonam Puri, York University

Yonni Fushman, Aecon Group Inc.

Nizam Hasham, Canadian Pacific Railway

George Cooper, QC, Cox & Palmer

Jennifer Addison, EPCOR Utilities Inc.

Jeffrey Kay, QC, Farris LLP

Peter Feldberg, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Michael S. Slan, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Kath Hammond, Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Lilac Bosma, HSBC Bank Canada

Sunita Mahant, Ivanhoé Cambridge

Justin Kutyan, KPMG Law LLP

Indra Maharaj, MT>Align (LNG Canada)

Charles E. Hurdon, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Ren Bucholz, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

Nathalie Rizcalla, Pelican International

Arif Ahmad, Re:Sound

Lydia Bugden, QC, Stewart McKelvey

Andrea Wood, TELUS

Lynn Korbak, Toromont Industries Ltd

Karrin Powys-Lybbe, Torys LLP

Jean-François Legault, VIA Rail Canada

Alexa Abiscott ApplyBoard Inc.

Melanie Schweizer, Bell Canada

Dominique Hussey, Bennett Jones LLP

Stephen Beney, Bereskin & Parr LLP

Bryson Stokes, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Sharon Haward-Laird, BMO Financial Group

John Murphy, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)

Jacqueline Beckles, Department of Justice Canada

Peter Nguyen, Descartes Systems Group

Angela Nikolakakos, Fiera Capital Corporation

Benjamin Na, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Abigail Turner, Harper Grey LLP        

Matthew Gottlieb, Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP

Tom Curry, Lenczner Slaght

Robert Piasentin, McMillan LLP

Olivier Chouc, Canadian National Railway Company

Blair McCreadie, Dentons Canada LLP

Robert Seidel, QC, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Shari Hosaki, HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin

Jeff Davis, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Michael Williams, Richardson Wealth Limited

Jeffrey Cohen, Torkin Manes LLP

James Kosa, WeirFoulds LLP

Michael Ladha, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Arun Krishnamurti, Google Canada

Kerry O’Reilly Wilks, TransAlta Corporation

Yola Ventresca, Lerners LLP

Tanya Rothe, D-Wave Systems Inc.

Mark T. Bennett, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Andrew McLaughlin, Major Drilling Group International Inc.

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